Russian anti-aircraft gunners repel enemy air attack in drills
KALININGRAD: The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems of the Baltic Fleet’s air defense forces thwarted a notional enemy’s air attack during drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.
“Under the drills’ scenario, the notional enemy planned to deliver a massive missile and bomb strike on infrastructural facilities. The alert teams detected the enemy aircraft at a large distance with the help of Nebo-U air surveillance radars,” the press office said in a statement.
The S-400 combat teams started tracking, locked on and notionally destroyed air attack weapons by electronic launches when the targets entered the far-off area of the launchers’ striking range, the press office specified.
The S-400 anti-aircraft gunners accomplished their combat training assignments under intensive enemy jamming, the statement says.
The scheduled drills “involved about 20 items of military and special hardware,” the press office specified.
Russia’s S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy all modern and future aerospace attack weapons: reconnaissance planes, stealth aircraft, fighters, strategic bombers, cruise and ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and hypersonic targets.
The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of up to 400 km, at an altitude of up to 30 km and at a maximum speed of 4.8 km/s under intensive enemy fire and jamming in any weather and geographical conditions. (TASS)